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-- headlines people coming back from the dead but don't really -- because my next guest says he can actually make it happen.
After Sam party -- author of a recent deaths and the man who claims death is reversible.
Joins me now with a brand new book good morning to doctor good morning all right so what you mean by a recent.
Most people have a very fixed idea about that and they think that when you die that's it there's nothing you can do and that was true until quite recently but now advances in science.
Have allowed us to bring people back to that even after they've died.
Because we know now that it's only after -- person has died and become a corpse that the cells inside the bloody start to undergo them -- process of -- And that I should brain cells can remain in this viable state for up to eight hours so what I've -- intensive care docs from my job -- to prevent people from dying.
But when they're very sick and they do die.
We have systems that if we put them together such as cooling a person doing great CPR very -- measures.
For the whole package together with him being two back to like -- enough they've been dead for over an hour of time.
-- a British man who survived three and a half hours after death.
A New York City driver 47 minutes after death you also say that it has to do with the zip code in which you live why -- one of.
The biggest problems that we face is that the advances in resuscitation have been so quick -- the last ten years.
They haven't been implemented all over the country so a person's chance of survival in the US today.
Depends on where they -- Another was -- heart stops.
Which cost would happen to get taken to witch -- happens to be there.
And which unit in the same hostile to happen to go to its complete chance to there's -- 500%.
Difference chance on whether a person comes back to life and one of the goals.
Is to try to improve that.
So you say that tops on the list for all the people who are -- bright and early Seattle why.
Well Seattle have been working for many years to put together a great system and so they have the highest survival in that community but other places and aren't doing so well.
And that's what we're trying to try to help so you talk about cooling the body how he can.
Well there -- different ways of doing it but the key thing is that you conniving use things on the surface of the body like ice packs -- machines.
Or even putting a -- inside and by doing that we condemn prolong the period in time in which the cells remain viable and they don't -- I'm what's fascinating of course is -- one we can bring -- back to life.
But also we now have people who've been dead for hours of time and they come back and they can tell us.
What they experience a science is helping to -- people but also shed light on what happens when we die.
What is the afterlife is there an afterlife what is the human mind to -- -- because the question that everyone will want to ask is.
Won't you be brain dead if you actually bring somebody back to life after that period of time and you say.
Well it takes a long time for brain cells to become completely that they don't function.
But did not complete -- until many hours and that's why when people come back they can tell us stories of what -- experienced for some political mentor -- People describe these very profound experiences when they see bright lights -- -- deceased relatives.
They sometimes describes sensation sting of being -- for love and compassion they go to beautiful place.
And although those things cannot be tested scientifically there are also accounts of people who come until doctors like me.
What I was wearing what the color of my -- was what the conversations -- And those things of course we contest scientific and we're trying to do that it's a fascinating topic and a great book author of increasing debt after -- are -- thanks much thank you.
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